Three arrests and cash seized in early morning drugs busts

Three arrests and cash seized in early morning drugs busts

Three men have been arrested and a large quantity of cash and suspected Class A drugs have been seized as Birmingham officers raided six addresses in the early hours of this morning (22 Feb).

The Sparkbrook and Sparkhill Impact Team was joined by colleagues from our neighbourhood teams, Force Support unit, drones, the Dog Unit, Operational Support Units and the Regional and Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) as well as West Midlands Fire Service to simultaneously raid the six locations at 5am in an ongoing bid to tackle violent crime and drugs offences.

Across the various addresses, three men – two aged 22 and a 26-year-old – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply a controlled drug. They all remain in police custody.

A large quantity of suspected class A drugs were recovered from three properties and £40,000 in cash was seized.

Sgt Chris Gallon from Sparkbrook Impact team, said: “This is a really great outcome. The warrants executed this morning follow a year’s worth of intelligence gathering.

“I hope this sends out a very clear message that we continue to take this kind of crime incredibly seriously and that warrants like these will no doubt cause disruption to criminal activity.

“We want to continue to make Birmingham feel a safe place and for members of the public to be reassured we are doing what we can to reduce these crimes.

“Today’s events were supported with information from local residents and we always encourage our communities to contact us with any information.”

There will an increased police presence around the area for the rest of the day, offering reassurance to members of the public.